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Old 09-11-2012, 11:19 AM   #16
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PULL OFF THE TRAIL WHENEVER YOU STOP! (chat, adjust roll chart, etc)... I'll let somebody else post the video.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:31 AM   #17
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PULL OFF THE TRAIL WHENEVER YOU STOP! (chat, adjust roll chart, etc)... I'll let somebody else post the video.
Do not turn around and ride the route backwards if you lose your riding bud.

Pull off the trail and wait.

Lots of traffic, riders trying to get off the desert before dark...
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:10 PM   #18
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PULL OFF THE TRAIL WHENEVER YOU STOP! (chat, adjust roll chart, etc)... I'll let somebody else post the video.



YES. PULL OFF TO THE SIDE ANYTIME YOU STOP. THERE IS A LOT OF DUST AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHO'S COMING UP BEHIND YOU.

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Old 09-11-2012, 12:18 PM   #19
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PULL OFF- ALWAYS

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DON'T RIDE OVER YOUR HEAD IN DUST! It's not a race so you don't need to be riding bonzai with only your front fender visible to you in the dust. An ol' boy was riding in the dust a few years back at the Sierra Safari in Mammoth and ran right into the back of the parked gas truck, breaking his arms. senseless

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YES. PULL OFF TO THE SIDE ANYTIME YOU STOP. THERE IS A LOT OF DUST AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHO'S COMING UP BEHIND YOU.

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Old 09-11-2012, 12:52 PM   #20
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YES. PULL OFF TO THE SIDE ANYTIME YOU STOP. THERE IS A LOT OF DUST AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHO'S COMING UP BEHIND YOU.

crazy video...hate seeing that stuff but it happens all to often...

speaking of dust... not afraid of dust as i've been riding so cal dez for more years than i have toes but does this ride get dusted out to where you can't enjoy clean open air??
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:34 PM   #21
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So technically the guy who did the rear ending is at fault. How does this play out legally? It wasn't a blind corner?
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:07 PM   #22
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PULL OFF- ALWAYS

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DON'T RIDE OVER YOUR HEAD IN DUST! It's not a race so you don't need to be riding bonzai with only your front fender visible to you in the dust. An ol' boy was riding in the dust a few years back at the Sierra Safari in Mammoth and ran right into the back of the parked gas truck, breaking his arms. senseless
Common sense advise for sure... but adrenaline always seems to take over for some riders.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #23
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crazy video...hate seeing that stuff but it happens all to often...

speaking of dust... not afraid of dust as i've been riding so cal dez for more years than i have toes but does this ride get dusted out to where you can't enjoy clean open air??
You CAN make it as dusty as you want it to be. Like in the video you can just ride along in the middle of your buddies dust all day or you can space it out a little further and go the same speed dust free.

I rode it last year for the first time and it was dust free the entire way except for brief moments when other riders were passing me, yep I was passed- alot!
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:27 PM   #24
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space it out. and leave early. pass slower riders with caution.

generally, LAB2V isn't that bad with the dust. there are just a few sections of powerline roads that are silt/gravel and they're in the morning when a lot of riders are clustered together. it opens up later. keep a good pace and take few breaks and you'll be good.

you are racing daylight, so don't loligag. sunrise is around 6:30AM and sunset is around 4:30PM, but with all the mountains/hills, it's dark by 4:00.

with that said, make sure you headlight/tail light work well.

3 years ago I was in dune buggy/truck woops on the way into Barstow, and the headlight was worthless. sand-sky-sand-sky-sand-sky you get the picture. miles of it.

Day 2 has a section with 17 miles of deep sandwash. deep.
keep you speed up and throttle through it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:43 PM   #25
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..on a lighter note, here's a hot tip:
bypass the sucky fast food on Main street Fri night and go to the Idle Spurs off old Hwy 58--great joint!!

http://www.idlespurssteakhouse.com/
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:20 PM   #26
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watching this thread like a hawk. looking to make the most of my trip.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #27
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Pull off the trail and wait.
That's Stu's way of saying, "stay the .....out of my way"
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #28
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That's Stu's way of saying, "stay the .....out of my way"


True story, a few years back a guy rode straight at me, going the wrong way on a narrow track, flagged me down.
"Did you see a guy back there on a Honda?"

Only about 200 of them, you bonehead!

Edit: Also, a wet bandana makes a good dust mask.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:54 PM   #29
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I just registered!!!! Now to get hotel details figured out... Hope to meet a few of you out there!

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:08 PM   #30
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PULL OFF- ALWAYS

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DON'T RIDE OVER YOUR HEAD IN DUST! It's not a race so you don't need to be riding bonzai with only your front fender visible to you in the dust. An ol' boy was riding in the dust a few years back at the Sierra Safari in Mammoth and ran right into the back of the parked gas truck, breaking his arms. senseless
This is the MAIN reason i avoid LARGE events like this.You all have fun & be CAREFUL.

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